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Missouri Man Freed from Prison with Help from WNBA's Moore

Updated: July 02, 2020 02:34 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man was freed from prison after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges.

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Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. She clapped as Irons approached a group of people waiting for his release. She then dropped to her knees at one point before joining a group hug around Irons.

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